A French nationalist has been charged by the Central African Republic (CAR) authorities with espionage and conspiracy.
Juan Remy Quignolot was on May 10 detained after the police said it found weapons, military fatigues and foreign banknotes at his residence in the capital, Bangui.
Authorities accused him of illegal possession of military and hunting weapons, criminal association, harming domestic state security, having aided and trained rebel fighters in the conflict-wracked country since 2013.
No reference was made to any country or organisation for whom Quignolot allegedly worked.
However, Quignolot, 55, has denied the accusations.
“His trial could take place within six months,” according to CAR’s Attorney General. Eric Didier Tambo.